Friday, July 27, 2012

Movie Music.

So for some reason, lately I have been watching SO many movies. Like a ridiculous amount.

And I always listen to the music (oh my, big shock.) and think, "Wow, whoever did this was rocking it!" or "Holy crap, this is terrible."

So far, I have decided that the Step Up series has the absolute worst music choices. Not for the fact that the music they pick is bad... it's usually the top of the charts tunes. But the fact that they're trying so hard to be new and hot, and they use the music to get people to go see the movie in the first place really turns me off. Why not find some new underground rappers, like Juss Russ? Give someone else a job, some coverage. Usher, and Jay-Z, and whoever else they have don't need that coverage.

Just saying.

The best music I've heard in a movie so far has to be from... Over the Hedge! No joke ha. I love that movie. One of my favorites for multiple reasons that we will not go into, for the fact that this is a music blog, not a reasons-why-Paige-has-a-weird-obsession-with-the-cartoon-kid-movie-of-animals.
If you have never seen this movie, and you're wondering why I would even say it has the best music, I'm going to need you to stop what you're doing right now, go to the store and buy the DVD, go home, put it into your television, watch it, and allow your mind to be blown.
My favorite song from the soundtrack is Rocking the Suburbs by Ben Folds. Folds actually did most of the music in the movie, and he did a fabulous job.

So, now I would like you guys to email me, or comment, or tweet, or tweegram, or what-ever, me your favorite movie soundtrack.(:

First one to give me feedback will receive a free download!

Saturday, July 21, 2012

Destins Tide.

Okay, so I am happy to say that we are finally back, continuing to share our love for music! I really do apologize for going missing for so long, but technology... what are we going to do with it?

Name: Destins Tide
Genres: PowerPop/Pop Punk/Rock
Where to find them:

Alright, so coming back with a bang I must say because Destins Tide is pretty great. Seriously, from vocals to instrumental to lyrics... they are on point with it all. Everything meshes together beautifully in a way that some bands fail to do. Their sound is that of one that is original, yet familiar, so you feel comfortable listening to them. Your ears aren't straining to decide if they like what they hear or not, because it's not a sound that is so out there and strange.

The light screaming in the songs is a nice touch as well. It's not too much to where an average listener would be turned off, but it's just enough for a screamo-fanatic would be disappointed. Music is about a careful balance, and Destins Tide has it perfectly figured out for themselves. 

Go to their PureVolume page (after liking them on Facebook of course) and download their two free downloads as well. 
Good stuff they have. The ones that are free are my personal favorites.

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Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Oh Hai World!

Okay, so I Can Music has been having some major technical difficulties.

Like, computerless difficulties.

So sorry about that, and tomorrow normal posting will resume!

Send in some requests, because I've been getting some on Facebook and whatnot.

Have a great night world<3

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Warped Tour Tips.

Okay, so I wish someone would have told me this stuff before I went.

To the point this post shall be, for I am celebrating the birth of our country.

1. Buy a backpack there.
- I brought a small purse, that went across the chest, but no. And don't bring a backpack, because they sell the absolute cutest ones there! They're about $25, which isn't that bad.

2. Bring your own bottle.
- A bottle of water, Coke, Gatorade, whatever, but have your own bottle going in there, because drinks are like $5 if you buy them there, and you can fill up water for free at the free water stations. So just bring it in, and then fill her up!

3. Wear minimal clothing.
- There are going to be girls there in bikinis, and guys in short shorts, so have no fear of looking "slutty" or something. It gets hot. So it's okay, and it's worth it.

4. Don't wear flip flops.
- There were people walking around in them, and I have no idea how! My feet got stepped on so much, that I'm sure their toes were hurting. I personally wore some Vans from their surf collection. Just make sure they're closed toed and comfy and you'll be fine.

5. Download the Warped Tour app.
- It'll help a lot. Plus you get 10 free songs when you download it, so why not?

6. Check out Battle of the Bands.
- You never know who might be over there that you like!

7. Go to the Monster Bar.
- There's AC. There's a place with real chairs to sit down. There's free Monster. Need I say more? The line may be long but it's so worth it.

8. Get your tickets beforehand.
- Like, go to TicketMaster and pick those MoFo's up, because the Will Call line was ridiculously long, as well as the line to purchase there! Cory and I bought ours online - there is a $9 convenience charge, that is so worth it - and then walked straight in!

9. Go with friends.
- Duh, right? Well there were some people alone, and it was sad ha. But I suggest going with a group of 2-4. We walked around and it was typically me, Cory, and Morgan, which was perfect. We all wanted to pretty much see the same people and no one wanted to mosh really.. But then we met up with my friends Juan and Shirley, expanding our group to 5, and the boys went to mosh while us girls stood back. It was a good balance. So don't go with a million friends, but do have someone there.

10. Meet at least one person/band/group/thing.
- We met Miss May I's Levi Benton. I don't even listen to them that much, and it was still awesome. So just do it. Take advantage of the opportunity. I'm not saying wait in a long ass line for someone, but just keep an eye out. The lead singer of Vampires Everywhere! was just hanging out at their merch tent for awhile.

I also would like to say I took about $150 and I spent about $130. Just to give an idea on how much to bring. I didn't eat though. I stayed hungry for the sake of me buying pointless things I didn't really need... ha!

I hope everyone has an awesome Warped experience like I did! I would like to specially thank Cory for driving me out there, and "babysitting" (; ha. I had a great time spending my entire day with you. And I would also like to thank Morgan for being there and making my day even better! Barely knew you, and we were best friends (; haha.
Both of y'all are awesome, and I can't wait to hang out again! We must get together soon. <3

Anyway, have a blast! Share your experience. Email me about it, and I'll hook you up with some free tunes from a band that played there. (Oh snap!)


Monday, July 2, 2012

Houston's Vans Warped Tour


So first off, I must say mind is blown. That was an amazing day. Ah-mazing.

That was the nasty weather that Cory and I drove in. Talk about horrendous. It didn't take us that long to get there, but just the fact that this is what we were driving in that was scary. 
And I'm not going to lie, I was extremely impressed at the crowd's ability to not whine about rain. Everyone was determined to have fun, and that's what happened. It was really great to be around people that love music as much as I do. We were all there for the bands we loved, and to support them. And the bands were there for us. (More on that in a bit.)

This was the Monster Stage, like right when you walked in. Probably one of the bigger stages for a couple reasons... one there was tons of space over there, and two, the stage itself was big ha. This picture in particular was when we were waiting on Chelsea Grin to play. Extra kudos to that guy, because he was hella sick! When he was talking, he sounded horrible, but he still got on stage and screamed his heart out. What was even more impressive is that he still sounded absolutely amazing! Other bands that we saw on the Monster Stage were:
- Vampires Everywhere!

We saw this band on accident. They were weird as hell! Ha. We thought that Motionless in White was going to come on, but realized we were mistaken when a guy came out with some serious make up and his arms taped around his back with a cardboard sign that said, "Hellbound I." (Which we found out was their new album.) We left but came back to listen, and I must say, they were really good at what they were doing. Cory and I were very impressed although we would like the lead singer to know that crack kills. 

- Motionless in White
I know this picture is super tiny and you can't really see, but that is Motionless in White on stage. They. Were. Amazing. I was so impressed. I mean, I listened to, and enjoyed, their music before, but live is so much different. It's better. It's intoxicating. And that's really for any band. I loved watching them, and it was awesome because the boys went to the middle to mosh while us girls stayed back and just danced and talked and had fun. Motionless in White definitely put on an impressive show. They really came in close to Pierce the Veil.

- Mayday Parade

I was extremely disappointed with Mayday Parade. I love their album A Lesson in Romantics, but not super into their newest album. And that is all they freaking played! I was really wanting to hear some classics. But not only that, in Houston (and I say that because in San Antonio my friend said this didn't happen), they were lip singing! Words were coming out of the speakers, being sung beautifully, but not a single person was at a microphone. Either their singer is just that talented, or they were lip singing. Believe what you want, but I was so upset. It's like someone had told me that Santa wasn't real. After that we all just walked away.

This was the Kia Rio stage. Main stage to be completely accurate. I thought the Monster Stage was the main stage, but I was wrong! Ha. Right here The Used is playing, and they were awesome. I had never heard their music before (oops. Sorry world.) so hearing them live for the first time was like my ears having their virginity taken from them ha. We were jamming to them from the Monster bar, which by the way if you haven't gone to Warped Tour yet you have to go to. I will make a side note that the Monster bar was insane. The line was pretty long, but we were in in about 10 minutes, and you get all the free Monster you want, plus AC! If the other places are set up like in Houston, this is the best place for a good view of the Kia Rio stage.
Some other bands we saw here were;
- All Time Low

I was so excited to see them! AGH! Haha. I have a picture of them onstage, but it's nothing special, so no sharing haha. I loved their show. They honestly did a fabulous job. What was unique to them, that the other bands didn't do too much of, was they actually talked to the crowd. They were hilarious. My favorite question was, "Who's feeling sexual today?!" It was great ha. 

- Pierce the Veil

Best. Show. Ever. Stage was freaking amazing (as you can tell) and their show was freaking amazing. I can't even think up words to describe how insane this was. I was so close to the mosh that I was getting pushed around. I almost got kicked in the head twice from crowd surfers. And it was great ha. I was just jumping around like everyone else, singing/screaming along. Haven't gone to Warped? Go to Pierce the Veil.

The Battle of the Bands stage was pretty cool... more of my speed. This is Chunk! No Captain, Chunk. They're French. They scream. They rock. Other bands that played here include A Mid-Summer Classic (ran into Robert Dobbs like 5 times, just walking around.) and A Midnight Chicago. This was a really chill spot to just be around.

Fun fact about this picture: We the Kings was filming their music video to their newest release right here. The crowd went absolutely insane. It was great. I had to document the moment. Everyone be jealous.

Okay, so I know that some of you must know who these guys are. For those that don't, this is the band Miss May I. Now here is an amazingly fun story to tell... ha. 

The guy with the long curly hair is Levi Benton, their lead singer. You see how close I was standing... we were there looking at shirts, and Levi was taking a bit of a break in between signing, when I noticed him looking me up and down. Yea, that's right, ME. Levi-freaking-Benton was checking me out. So I said hey, and he goes, "Oh hello," with an adorable smile. Then Cory couldn't decide if he wanted to buy a shirt, because he wanted it signed, but couldn't get it signed because we didn't have a ticket, but then I was a genius, and stalled by taking this picture with Levi:
It was awesome. I was all like, "Hey man! Take a picture with me?!" and he answered with, "Uh, yea?! Sure!" So we took this and then he signed my warped ticket. It was great. After we left he said, "Nice to meet you! Always nice to meet a pretty girl.." and then I smiled huge. It was awwwwwwwww-some! 
In case y'all are wondering, Cory did get his picture with Levi, and his Miss May I shirt signed by him too. 

So all in all, it was probably the greatest day of my life. For real.

So share your Warped stories, and best of luck to those that are going! Tomorrow I'll write some tips for first timers that I learned yesterday. (: